Road accidents fall in Finestrat

FINESTRAT on the Costa Blanca registered its lowest number of road accidents in 10 years.

Road safety patrols had succeeded, said local mayor Honorato Algado and Traffic and Public Safety councillor Tomas Selles after seeing Local Police statistics for 2014. 

Police had been called to 44 accidents inside the town limits, compared with 60 in 2013, reported Chief Inspector Agustin Rubio.

Local Police officers also carried out 44 breath tests, with only six showing results above the permitted alcohol levels. Fines given fell from 1024 in 2013 to 828.

The Mountain Attention unit also rescued 10 climbers who found themselves in difficulties on Puig Campana, the 1,400-metre mountain within the town’s boundaries.

“Nor should we forget the SAFF family attention service, assigned to gender violence,” Selles said.  Last year’s figures had been hopeful, with no increase on the previous year, he said, adding that it was essential to work towards eradicating “this scourge.”

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